Malachi Grant (formerly known as Merksmilez) is a hip hop artist with depth. Walking the border of story- telling and feel good music. His high energy music, takes the listener through feelings in life, all listeners can relate to. His content range is an open canvas pulling from his life experiences delivered with a stylishly-fresh sound, unique to Malachi.
Citing a wide array of musical influences such as LL Cool J, Big L, Rakim, Biggie, Mase, Tupac and Nas, Malachi’s presents positive and thought provoking flows that make you bop your head and metaphors and punch lines that surprise.
Previously, Malachi released “Just That Ill” introducing the world to the sounds he grew up on vamped with his perspective and stories of his growing pains and inspiration. Over the years his talents have afforded him opportunities to perform on stages alongside artist like Maino, Fred the Godson, Mysonne, Joel Ortiz to name a few. He's Headlined the Brooklyn Unity Festival hosted by Hot97 and also the Summer Cool Down with Memphis Bleek most recently. His latest offering “Welcome 2 My World’, was recently released and has received raved reviews and placements on various websites and blogs. You can find Malachi performing throughout NY with other rising stars.